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Webcast for Higher Education: Marginal Revenue Analysis – Evaluating Academic Efficiency

Marginal revenue analysis is key to evaluating academic efficiency at higher education institutions. Join our free one-hour webcast to learn why a marginal revenue analysis is conducted and how to use a cost accounting approach in preparing one. We’ll explain how marginal revenue is calculated and how it equips you for future self-completion. We’ll also discuss core examples so you can assess appropriate allocations, effective use, and productive investment of your school’s limited resources to make crucial decisions.

Attendees can earn up to one hour of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the student net tuition revenue, faculty compensation costs, and the resultant contribution margin — essential components of the program analysis process critical to maintaining long-term financial sustainability
  • Determine financial contribution margins of academic colleges/departments, programs/majors and by course prefix, course level, general education core vs. non-core classes, section code, faculty rank, instructional methodology, location, etc.
  • Apply data-driven decision making for appropriate allocation, effective use, and productive investment of a higher education institution’s limited resources

Thursday, May 23
1:00 p.m. EDT
Instructors: Tyler VanderVen, CapinCrouse and Jan Haas, CFO Colleague

Please note that we are using a new webcast platform, GoToMeeting. You may want to allow a few extra minutes to log in the first time.

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Additional Resources:

CapinCrouse 2019 Higher Education Tax Update

CapinCrouse 2019 Higher Education Tax Reporting Trends Project

CFO Colleague materials

Knowing What it Costs: The Importance of Marginal Revenue Analysis – Christian Academia

Enough ‘Do More With Less.’ It’s Time for Colleges to Find Actual Efficiencies – The Chronicle of Higher Education

University of Akron to cut almost 20% of degrees, degree tracks – Crain’s Cleveland Business

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